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Apr 1, 2014 Initiative Radio
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JENNIFER A. NEELY, LMSW offers psychoanalytically informed, psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults in a private setting in Manhattan. She is a graduate of New York University's School of Social Work, and is an affiliate member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is the group facillitator of the SIDS bereavement Support Group of New York City, a resource that is free for families who have lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Jennifer sits down with...
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Jul 1, 2013 Initiative Radio is produced and presented by Angela McKenzie
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MARCY DARNOVSKY, PhD Executive Director Center for Genetics & Society Marcy Darnovsky, PhD is the Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society. She speaks and writes widely on the politics of human biotechnology, focusing on their social justice and public interest implications. Her articles have appeared in publications like The Nation, Harvard Law and Policy Review and The Journal of Life Sciences and she has appeared on dozens of television, radio and online news shows...
Topics: Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio, Marcy Darnovsky, Center for Genetics and Society, Human Cloning,...
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May 28, 2013 Initiative Radio
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AMANDA COX The Grannie Project On this edition of Initiative Radio Angela McKenzie is in conversation with Amanda Cox, Founder and Executive Director of the Grannie Project. This privately funded, 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 2011, is based in southeastern Pennsylvania and focuses on rescuing, fostering and finding permanent homes for senior cats. The Grannie Project is maintained through the love, compassion and dedication of volunteers who enable elder pets to live with love and...
Topics: The Granny Project, elder pets, cats, cat lover, Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Animal Rescue,...
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Apr 26, 2013 Initiative Radio
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KAYCE JENNINGS The Documentary Group Senior Producer of "GIRL RISING" Angela McKenzie is in conversation with Kayce Jennings who is a co-founder of the Documentary Group and a senior producer of the film "Girl Rising." "Girl Rising" is a ground breaking film brought to the screen by Oscar nominated director Richard Robbins. The film tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine developing countries and how education or the lack thereof impacts upon their...
Topics: Girl Rising, The Documentary Group, Initiative Radio, Kayce Jennings, Angela McKenzie, Richard...
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Feb 1, 2013 Initiative Radio
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Selena Watkins, Miss Black USA Gordon Chambers, Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Initiative Radio 2013 Black History Makers Every February, Initiative Radio broadcasts its' Salute to Black History Makers Series and during the course of the month, outstanding members of the black community are recognized and presented with the Initiative Radio Black History Makers Award. This year's honorees are Selena Watkins the reigning Miss Black USA, whose many talents include fitness and dance...
Topics: Initiative Radio. Angela McKenzie, Gordon Chambers, Selena Watkins, Miss Black USA, Initiative...
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Jan 19, 2013 Initiative Radio
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MATT KRIVICH & JAMES MACKLIN Life After Hurricane Sandy at the Bowery Mission When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City at the end of October 2012, many New Yorkers were not prepared for the damage this force of nature caused. Some of the hardest hit were many of the city's homeless and displaced persons and people who had never imagined being homeless were literally cast outside overnight. In the first part of the program Angela McKenzie speaks with Matt Krivich, Director of the Bowery...
Topics: The Bowery Mission, Hurricane Sandy, Matt Krivich, James MacKlin, Initiative Radio, Angela...
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Jan 11, 2013 Initiative Radio
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PETER WESTBROOK Peter Westbrook Foundation Over the last several years, members of PWF's Elite Fencing Squad have qualified for three Olympic teams, countless senior and junior world teams, and have attended and graduated from some of the finest universities in the U.S., including: Duke, Columbia, NYU, St. Johns, Rutgers, Ohio State and Temple. In 1991, with the overwhelming support of many, including tennis great Arthur Ashe, the Peter Westbrook Foundation was launched by the legendary Peter...
Topics: Peter Westbrook Foundation, Olympics, Fencing, Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio
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Jan 5, 2013 Initiative Radio
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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Lois, Linda & Susan If you've resolved to kick a nasty vice, then this classic edition of Initiative Radio is the show for you. Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL and there are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. On today's show Lois, Linda and Susan will talk about their own...
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie, 12 Step Program
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Dec 28, 2012 Initiative Radio
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Enjoy this classic edition from Initiative Radio's first season featuring Rasheda Ali, an actress, author, mother of two boys, an advocate for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease and the daughter of Belinda Boyd and boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Rasheda discusses her role as an advisory board member of the Israeli based, biotechnology firm BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics. BrainStorm is pioneering research and development in adult marrow-derived stem cell therapy, aimed at treating neurodegenerative...
Topics: Rasheda Ali, Muhammad Ali, Chaim Lebovitz, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Initiative Radio, Angela...
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Dec 23, 2012 Initiative Radio
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Reverend Billy Talen The Church of Life After Shopping (formerly known as the Church of Stop Shopping) is an activist performance group based in New York City, led by Reverend Billy, the stage name of Bill Talen. Using the form of a revival meeting, on sidewalks and in chain stores, Reverend Billy and his gospel choir exhort consumers to abandon the products of large corporations and mass media; the group also preaches a broader message of economic justice, environmental protection, and...
Topics: Bill Talen, Angela McKenzie, Church of Life After Shopping, Church of Stop Shopping
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Akhil Reed Amar Sterling Professor of Law & Political Science Yale University Discussion about the Electoral College and if your vote really matters to the outcome of the Presidential election. American voters sometimes get a gut feeling that that their votes don't truly impact the outcome of the Presidential election and regretfully some even refrain from exercising their constitutional right to participate in the popular vote. Well, they might be on to something and that something is that...
Topics: Akhil Reed Amar, Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie, America's Unwritten...
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Aug 2, 2012 Initiative Radio
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MICHAEL NORRIS Vice President, Tampa Bay Young Republicans Diversity & Conservatism In America Election Season Series On this installment of Initiative Radio Angela McKenzie speaks with Michael Norris, Vice President of the Tampa Bay Young Republicans to learn what type of political activism this group of people aged forty and younger are involved with both in and out of election season and how they will contribute to the upcoming Republican National Convention, scheduled for August 27-30,...
Topic: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Mike Norris, Ashley Intartaglia, Tampa Bay Young Republicans,...
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Jun 29, 2012 Initiative Radio
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DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATISM IN AMERICA The Musicians This week's edition of Initiative Radio is an Independence Day edition of the election season series Diversity and Conservatism In America. The program will air some famous musicians who have bravely identified themselves as Conservatives and Republicans in the entertainment industry - an industry that makes no bones about its' liberal bias. You'll hear a few surprises especially when it comes to one particular artist who has been perceived as...
Topics: Hank Williams, Sr., Hank Williams, Jr., 50 Cent, Gloria Estefan, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith,...
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May 30, 2012 Initiative Radio
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GREGORY T. ANGELO Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of New York State THIS ENCORE BROADCAST HAS AN AMENDED INTRODUCTION FOR PRIDE MONTH 2012 AND A RESPONSE BY LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S RECENT DECLARATION OF HIS SUPPORT FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE. During the current federal election season Angela McKenzie will be speaking with Americans who at a glance might not be identified as conservative because of their race, culture and other social dynamics. To start this series of...
Topics: Log Cabin Republicans, Gregory T. Angelo, Pride Month, Gay Pride, LGBT, Obama supports same sex...
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May 10, 2012 Initiative Radio
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JEFF BRADSHAW Mr. Trombone "Bone Appetit" On this edition of Initiative Radio Angela McKenzie sits down with Jeff Bradshaw, the Philly based trombonist, whose music industry success has put him on stages worldwide with many of today's top musicians including Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige and even Kanye and Jay-Z. Now Bradshaw is stepping further into his own spotlight with the release of his sophomore album "Bone Appetit" a musical meal with his trombone arrangements as the main...
Topics: Jeff Bradshaw, Bone Appetit, Mr. Trombone, Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio, Hidden Beach Records,...
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May 3, 2012 Initiative Radio
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DAVID BANCROFT Author, Founder of USA Patriotism On this fifth installment of Initiative Radio's election season series "Diversity and Conservatism In America" Angela McKenzie speaks with David Bancroft, the Houston, Texas based founder of the on-line, educational resource center USA Patriotism!. By most accounts Bancroft is the archetypal, patriotic, conservative American but well into the program he reveals a particular view point pertaining to President Barack Obama and the...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, USA Patriotism, US Military, Student Patriots, David Bancroft,...
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Apr 4, 2012 Initiative Radio
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SHIRA PLOTZKER Psychic Reader/Medium,Pet Communicator Today's program is an homage to Angela McKenzie's best beast friend Leslie Ray, a cat who passed away a year ago after more than a decade of friendship. To celebrate Leslie's life, Angela connects with psychic medium, astrologer and pet communicator Shira Plotzker who talks about her psychic ability, her fluency in Tarot Card reading and Numerology and Plotzker also attempts to channel Leslie from her new home on the other side. Sit back...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Leslie Ray, Sheila Plotzker, Shiras Place
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Mar 27, 2012 Initiative Radio
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GENTLEMAN German Reggae Music Singer "Diversity" Gentleman's love affair with Reggae music began when he heard the legendary Dennis Brown sing "Wolves and Leopards" and since then, Reggae has been the inspiration that helps him to survive the ups, downs and in-betweens that accompany a career in the music industry. Gentleman's lyrics are positive, promoting equal rights, justice and unity for all humankind. Being a white German native, could designate Gentleman as outside of...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Gentleman, Reggae Music, Diversity, Universal Music...
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Mar 26, 2012 Initiative Radio
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Diversity & Conservatism In America - Edition 4 JEFF BRUZZO "911: Reflections Then and Now" Island Metro Productions/Project Shining City JEFF BRUZZO has many years of experience behind the camera supporting other filmmakers but in 2011 he debuted his 9/11 tribute film "9/11: Reflections Then and Now" to document the experiences of people who survived the September 11th 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Bruzzo created the documentary through his film production...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Jeff Bruzzo, Island Metro Productions, Project Shining City, 911...
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Feb 29, 2012 Initiative Radio
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STEVIE NICKS Musical Biography March is Women's History Month and keeping with the Initiative Radio tradition a noteworthy woman who is also a seasoned musician is put in the spotlight; this year that woman is living rock music legend Stevie Nicks. Nicks began her musical career with her first romantic and musical partner Lindsey Buckingham in 1972 at 24 - an age that's usually considered too old to have a career as a girl singer in a rock 'n roll band. After performing as a duo for two years...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Women's History Month, Rihannon,...
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Feb 24, 2012 Initiative Radio
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Diversity & Conservatism In America Edition 3 FRANK DeMARTINI Motion Picture Producer Hollywood Republican On today's edition of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie speaks with motion picture producer and Hollywood Republican Frank DeMartini for the third edition of the 2012 election season series "Diversity and Conservatism In America." DeMartini grew up in Nassau County, at a time when that part of true blue New York State was a conservative stronghold. For years, DeMartini has...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Frank DeMartini, Hollywood Republican, Radio Shows, Radio...
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Feb 11, 2012 Initiative Radio
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SAMMY DAVIS, JR. Initiative Radio 2012 Black History Maker On this edition of Initiative Radio's Salute to Black History Makers series, Angela McKenzie takes a look at the life and times of Sammy Davis, Jr. who was more than an entertainer but a bona fide artist, whose show business career begun at the tender age of three. Throughout his career Davis evolved into more than the singer-dancer-actor triple-threat, he became a multi-threat whose arsenal of talents seemed boundless. Born in New York...
Topics: Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie, Salute to Black History Makers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank...
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Feb 4, 2012 Initiative Radio
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RADMILLA CODY Initiative Radio 2012 Black History Maker Honoree Angela McKenzie presents the second edition of Initiative Radio's 2012 Salute to Black History Makers series. Her guest Radmilla Cody is a Navajo born woman who is equally proud of both her Native Indian and Black heritage. Radmilla is an award-winning singer, an anti-domestic violence advocate and in 1997 she became the 46th Miss Navajo Nation. She is the first and thus far only Miss Navajo who is Indian and Black. Winning the...
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Jan 29, 2012 Initiative Radio
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Diversity & Conservatism In America Edition 2 BEVERLY RANDLES Initiative Radio 2012 Black History Maker Angela McKenzie's guest Beverly Randles has teamed up with her husband Bill Randles to convince the good people of Missouri to unseat Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon and give them the chance to bring strong leadership, improved living standards and sound conservative values to the state as Governor and First Lady. Just before the new year, Angela caught up with Beverly while she took a...
Topics: Beverly Randles, Bill Randles, Missouri Governor, Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Bill Randles...
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Jan 8, 2012 Initiative Radio
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Diversity and Conservatism in America Edition 1 GREGORY T. ANGELO Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of New York State During the current federal election season Angela McKenzie will be speaking with Americans who at a glance might not be identified as conservative because of their race, culture and other social dynamics. To start this series of special broadcasts, she speaks with Gregory T. Angelo who is the Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of New York State,the nation's only organization of...
Topics: Radio Shows, Log Cabin Republicans, Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Gregory T. Angelo, GOP,...
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Dec 10, 2011 Initiative Radio
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LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION Featuring Captain Peter J. Christ On this edition of Initiative Radio, presenter Angela McKenzie who is a Peter Jennings Project Fellow for Journalists and the United States Constitution, invites retired police captain Peter Christ to express why he believes that Prohibition has been a flawed policy since the days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and again during America's Prohibition era of the 1920s and 30s. Christ is an active and passionate...
Topics: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, LEAP, Peter Christ, Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, US...
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Dec 3, 2011 Initiative Radio
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ROCK 'N ROOTS "Colors" Featuring Tom Boyd & Ann Sternberg Now everything's candycanes and evergreens, so here's a break from the holiday doutone. RocknRoots presents the music of colors, from Big Joe Turner's "Cherry Red" to Frank Zappa's "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow." This show features the Bobs, Neil Young, Luther Alison, Jimi Hendrix and many others. It's a celebration of chroma, a heaping helping of hues, on this much-fun edition of RocknRoots.
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Rock 'n Roots, Tom Boyd, Ann Sternberg
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Nov 30, 2011 Initiative Radio
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SARGEANT RICARDO ROSADO United States Marine Corps Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Angela McKenzie speaks with Sgt. Ricardo Rosado, an active duty Marine for seven years, as he explains his role in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and its' Marine Toys for Tots initiative during the holiday season. Toys for Tots was founded by Colonel William Hendricks and his wife Diane in 1947, when they realized there was no charitable organization in existence that gave toys to needy children. Ever...
Topics: Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio, USMC, Toys for Tots, Ricardo Rosado
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Nov 26, 2011 Initiative Radio
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AL CECERE Founder & President American Eagle Foundation Al Cecere is a man who faithfully believes that God has called him to perform the very important work of restoring the American Bald Eagle. Armed with a solid resume in the entertainment industry and a long held passion for the welfare of animals, Al founded the American Eagle Foundation in 1985 and as the organization grew, he was able to convince many of his music industry contacts to help him bring greater visibility to the...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, American Eagle Foundation, Challenger, Al Cecere, Dolly Parton,...
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Nov 3, 2011 Initiative Radio
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ROCK 'N ROOTS Tom Boyd & Ann Sternberg Politically In Tune One of the favorite themes, Ann and Tom liked to put together were shows about politics, issues, contemporary problems - and even solutions. Here are some thoughts from Chris Thomas King, Linda Tillery,Marvin Gaye, Angelique Kidjo and many more. Where else can you hear Jimmy Cliff and Ani DiFranco tell it like this? Only RocknRoots. Angela McKenzie is the Producer & Presenter of Initiative Radio Join our facebook fanpage at:...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie, Rock 'n Roots, Politics, Music
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Nov 3, 2011 Initiative Radio
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Initiative Radio 11-11-11 Veterans Day Special Broadcast Featuring Jim Holt & Colonel William Voigt (Ret) NATIONAL VETERANS DAY IN BIRMINGHAM Each year, National Veterans Day in Birmingham salutes those men and women who have served their country as members of the armed services and those today who proudly wear the uniform of the active, reserve, and national guard forces. The organization also created a perpetual National Veterans Award in Birmingham for America's first official National...
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Oct 24, 2011 Initiative Radio
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From Slam to Hip-Hop, from performance poetry to spoken word, Bob Holman has been a central figure in the reemergence of poetry in American culture. The series he produced for PBS, the United States of Poetry, features over sixty poets including Derek Walcott, Rita Dove, Czeslaw Milosz, Lou Reed and former President Jimmy Carter, as well as rappers, cowboy poets, American Sign Language poets, and Slammers. In the 1990's he co-founded the record label Mouth Almighty/Mercury Records, to bring...
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Oct 15, 2011 Initiative Radio
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CHERYL ADLER Psychotherapist & Author "Sober University: Your Next Step to Successful Recovery" Cheryl Adler has enjoyed a quarter of a century long career as a psychotherapist, addictions counselor and educator who is unafraid to delve into the harsh realities of addiction. Now Adler has added author to her resume with the creation of the book "Sober University: Your Next Step to Successful Recovery," wherein she shares her years of experience and success stories to...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Cheryl Adler, Sober University, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Addiction, Angela...
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Oct 12, 2011 Initiative Radio
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THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT Is it Unconstitutional? On this week's edition of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie turns things over to Annamarya Scaccia, her fellow Peter Jennings Project Fellow for Journalists and the US Constitution. Scaccia conducted four interviews that examine the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - the 1996 Clinton-era legislation that defines marriage as being “between man and woman” and bans federal recognition/legal benefits of same-sex...
Topics: Defense of Marriage Act, US Constitution, Same Sex Marriage
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Oct 7, 2011 Initiative Radio
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Rock 'n Roots Cover Me, Cover You Featuring Tom Boyd & Ann Sternberg Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but careful, tasteful re-creation of a classic song is better. On this edition of RocknRoots, Ann Sternberg and Tom Boyd find great interpretations of Beatles, Dylan, Doors, Tommy Edwards, Fats, Stones and more. Versions of these songs you might have missed, were caught for you. Angela McKenzie is the Producer & Presenter of Initiative Radio Join our facebook fanpage at:...
Topics: Initiative Radio, Rock n Roots, Blues, Jazz, Oldies, Angela McKenzie
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Sep 19, 2011 Initiative Radio
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Tribute for the Mahatma's 142nd Birth Anniversary October 2nd 2011 marks the 142nd birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi, who used non-violent tactics and "truth force" to free Indians from the rule of the British Raj. His theories and methods were adopted by civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela and continues to inspire modern day leaders like Barack Obama. In this hour we learn that Gandhi was not a perfect man but in the...
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Sep 1, 2011 Initiative Radio
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TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK'S 343 BRAVEST FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK FALLEN 9/11 HEROES To mark the start of Initiative Radio's 5th season and the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States of America, Angela McKenzie pays homage to the 343 New York City Firefighters who perished in the line of duty, at World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2. Underscored by a soundtrack of beautiful musical selections from the likes of Willie Nelson, Antonio Arendo, Bob Dylan, Jann Arden,...
Topics: 343 Bravest, FDNY, September 11 2011, 9/11, Fire Department of New York, September 11 Memorial,...
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Aug 29, 2011 Initiative Radio
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HARLAN PRUDEN Northeast 2 Spirit Society Angela McKenzie meets up with Harlan Pruden, the co-founder of the Northeast 2 Sprit Society to talk about the historical importance of Native American Indian gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders to their indigenous culture. In 1990 after the Third Annual Inter-tribal Native American/First Nations Gay/Lesbian American Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the American Indian LGBT community abandoned European gender and sexual orientation labels to...
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Jul 18, 2011 Initiative Radio
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JACKIE EMSLIE Second Amendment Advocate NRA Certified Firearms Expert and Educator Out of the 77,000 National Rifle Association (NRA) certified firearms trainers only 1,700 are women; so Angela McKenzie, a Peter Jennings Journalist Fellow for the United States Constitution traveled to Poughkeepsie, NY to track down one of them, in the person of JACKIE EMSLIE. Emslie became an active part of the Second Amendment community over two decades ago when her husband Scott - himself a master marksman,...
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Jun 19, 2011 Initiative Radio
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LELAND MELVIN, Astronaut Associate Administrator Office of Education National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Never in his wildest dreams did LELAND MELVIN imagine that he would have a career as an Astronaut - much less walk in space but as they say, "life is what happens when you're making plans" and Melvin's plan was to play professional football. Unexpectedly, an injury forced him to trade in his football helmet for another kind of helmet - one that was attached to the...
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Jun 13, 2011 Initiative Radio
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RocknRoots - Overcoming Featuring ANN STERNBERG This is a special edition of RocknRoots for one very important reason. Ann Sternberg, longtime producer and host, did this show as a solo statement about her battle with Cancer, and her determination to overcome it. Ann chose music to reflect her grit, her spirit, and her absolute belief that she would prevail. Ultimately, she lost the fight with Cancer, but along the way, she showed us all what overcoming is all about. Listen as Ann Sternberg...
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Jun 12, 2011 Initiative Radio
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CARMEN ENGLAND CitiWide Harm Reduction On this edition of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie sits down with Carmen England, a former heroin addict who has been clean for over eight years due to her participation in CitiWide Harm Reduction programs. With the non-judgmental support of Social Workers and Case Managers, Carmen became sober in 2002 and she is now strong enough to be a CitiWide Peer who assists Participants with their healing through outreach, syringe exchange, advocacy and other harm...
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May 29, 2011 Initiative Radio
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PROHIBITION AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION How the "Noble Experiment" Changed America This week’s edition of Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie focuses on the United States Constitution and the Prohibition era in which the sale, manufacture and transport of alcohol was banned. Implemented by the 18th Amendment in 1920 and later repealed with the ratification of the 21st Amendment in 1933, Prohibition went into effect via the Volstead Act and was promoted by “dry”...
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May 21, 2011 Initiative Radio
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ROCK 'N ROOTS FRIENDS Tom Boyd & Ann Sternberg OK, here's a question: what thread binds these musicians: The Ravens...Bette Midler...Willie "The Lion" Smith...Dr. John...Bobby "Blue" Bland. It's songs about "Friendship" and this edition of Rock 'n Roots finds friendly music from Robert Johnson all the way up to Joan Armatrading. Look at friendship from a lot of new and interesting perspectives on this classic edition of Rock 'n Roots.
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May 21, 2011 Initiative Radio
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IRINA FIRSTEIN Licensed Individual and Couples Therapist Irina Firstein is a New York City based, licensed therapist who specializes in couples and individual therapy. She immigrated from Russia with her family as a teenager before the Iron Curtain fell and credits the struggles of their immigrant experience with awakening her desire to help others. Firstein describes herself as a romantic-at-heart who likes to shatter common relationship myths because every couple is unique. Today's edition of...
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May 8, 2011 Initiative Radio
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JEFF EISENBERG Junior Jam On this edition of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie sits down with ASCAP award winning, singer-songwriter Jeff Eisenberg of "Junior Jam," a trio that sings high energy, interactive and educational songs for children. Eisenberg began his career as a Speech Therapist for the public school system and after working with kids and language development; he incorporated music with the lessons when he realized the routine of teaching language had become arduous for...
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May 7, 2011 Initiative Radio
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SARAH McKECHNIE, President Lucis Trust Sarah McKechnie is the International President of the Lucis Trust which was founded by Alice and Foster Bailey in 1922 and orginally named the Lucifer Publishing Company, to release Alice's writings which examined the principles and secrets of the Ageless Wisdom. Out of the Trust came The Arcane School, a free correspondence program that helps to develop the spiritual consciousness of an international student body, while guiding them in the growing...
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Apr 25, 2011 Initiative Radio
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Rock 'n Roots Classic Covers This is a special edition of RocknRoots, featuring great cover versions of great original tunes. Who gets covered? Hank Williams, Paul Simon, The Beatles; and who does the covering? Dinah Washington, Joe Louis Walker and the Bosstalkers, The Accidentals, Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers. Memorable songs in remarkable new versions, on this edition of RocknRoots with Ann Sternberg and Tom Boyd. Angela McKenzie is the Producer & Presenter of Initiative Radio Join our...
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Apr 13, 2011 Initiative Radio
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DR. JILL ELLIOT Licensed Veterinarian & Animal Lover N.Y. Holistic Vet Dr. Jill Elliot has been practicing traditional and homeopathic veterinary medicine since 1995 and in this edition of Initiative Radio she explains how Holistic medicine addresses both an animal's personality and ailment in order to prescribe appropriate treatment, unlike conventional medicine which tends to suppress symptoms. Dr. Elliot is the mother of two senior cats and she explains that becoming an animal doctor was...
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Apr 3, 2011 Initiative Radio
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GARY FARMER Cayuga Nation Native American Actor, Filmmaker, Cultural Activist & Blues Musician Born into the Cayuga Nation, Gary Farmer is a Native American Cultural Activist, Filmmaker, Actor and Blues Musician fronting the band "Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers." Farmer has devoted much of his career to promoting systems of communication between First Nations people and giving them exposure to a broader audience. He founded the Aboriginal Voices Radio Network and the Aboriginal...
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Mar 25, 2011 Initiative Radio
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RocknRoots Walking Tom Boyd & Ann Sternberg Now that spring has sprung, it's time to put your feet to the street. This edition of RocknRoots helps you do just that, with great tunes about all kinds of walking, from all kinds of musicians. Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Howard Fishman, and the folkies who kick-started the folk revival The Rooftop Singers - all of them and more take a walk on this edition of RocknRoots with Ann Sternberg and Tom Boyd.
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Mar 25, 2011 Initiative Radio
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YOLANDA BORRAS Founder Musical Kids International Musical Kids International is a program devoted to arts-based bilingual education for preschool aged children and was founded in 1999 by Yolanda Borras, a passionate devotee to musical education. Her program stresses learning through vocabulary, movement, art projects and books and songs directly extracted from the folklore traditions of different countries including Israel, Korea, China, Spain and France. Borras believes that incorporating...
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Mar 13, 2011 Initiative Radio
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TINA TURNER Queen of Rock 'n Roll Tina Turner born Anna Mae Bullock, is the focus of today’s show in celebration of Women’s History Month. With unforgettable hits like “A Fool in Love,” “Proud Mary,” and “Nut Bush City Limits,” Tina Turner started her half a century long music career as an R&B vocalist for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue after convincing an initially skeptical Ike to let her sing with his band in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of eighteen. This biography set...
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Feb 26, 2011 Initiative Radio
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MAXINE NODEL Founding Principal Millennium Art Academy Award winning educator Maxine Nodel founded the Millennium Art Academy high school located in the Bronx, New York City in 2003, with the vision of preparing students for the world of college, work and school, using a foundation of humanity, and themes of visual art and intergeneration. Students participate in a variety of individual and group projects that stress critical thinking, problem solving, developmental writing and artistic...
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Jan 23, 2011 Initiative Radio
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Rock 'n Roots Salute to Black History Makers Blues and Jazz / Delmark Records One of the essential themes of black history is the central role music, particularly jazz and blues, has played in the life and times of black communities across the country. Delmark Records is a Chicago-based label at the heart of the music. From pioneers like Speckled Red and Sleepy John Estes, to blues legends T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, and out-there trailblazer Sun Ra, Delmark has recorded,...
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Jan 22, 2011 Initiative Radio
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JIMMY McMILLAN Founder The Rent Is Too Damn High Party and Movement During this latest installment of Initiative Radio's Salute to Black History Makers, Angela McKenzie pretty much turns the microphone over to the newly famous politician Jimmy McMillan, founder of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Although McMillan is thought to be a character, with his bubbly personality, black gloves and sleek, silver coif and beard, he definitely knows how to keep it real and stand up for the issues he...
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Jan 22, 2011 Initiative Radio
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Alexis McGill Johnson Executive Director The American Values Institute Angela McKenzie speaks at length with Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of the American Values Institute (AVI) to continue celebrating the achievements of Black History Makers. Alexis is a Princeton and Yale graduate and even though her impressive professional history encompasses the worlds of academia, politics and entertainment she has not forgotten her black roots and cultural heritage. Alexis has held top posts...
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Jan 22, 2011 Initiative Radio
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BRIAN BRADLEY THE ASTRONOMICAL KID On this installment of Initiative Radio's Salute to Black History Makers series, Angela catches up with fourteen year old, Brooklyn native Brian Bradley, known in the Hip Hop music scene as the Astronomical Kid to discusses the parallels of being a regular kid and a musical sensation. Just like any other kid, Astro battles everyday life, keeping his grades up while leading the life of a Hip Hop prodigy, performing, producing his own sitcoms and cartoons and...
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Jan 12, 2011 Initiative Radio
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MILLENNIUM ART ACADEMY'S MILLENNIUM PEARL INITIATIVE featuring Lilien Christmas, Opeolu Sehindemi & Patrick Price On this Millennium Art Academy (MAA) edition of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie starts her month-long Salute to Black History Makers series by interviewing Ms. Lilien Christmas about her life growing up in segregated parts of New Jersey and about the legacy that she has left and continues to leave behind at ninety-one years old. She speaks about the injustices of her...
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Dec 2, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Angela McKenzie speaks with a reformed Female Genital Cutter named Oureye Sall about how community-led initiatives are partenering with international non-governmental organizations like Tostan, to abolish the violent ritual of female genital cutting. In this excerpt, excerpt Oureye speaks to Angela in her native tongue Wolof, while her collegue Malick Diagne provides translation.
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Nov 22, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ROCK 'N ROOTS WORK! Everybody talks about jobs. Some even sing about 'em! On this edition of "RocknRoots," hosts Tom Boyd and the late Ann Sternberg present a bunch of great musical expressions of jobs and working. There's jobs music from James Cotton, Nina Simone, Lightnin' Hopkins, the Grateful Dead, Five Chinese Brothers and a lot more. This RnR show first aired in 1999, but the music and the focus on jobs are as fresh as today.
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Nov 22, 2010 Initiative Radio
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JAMES MACKLIN & JAMES WINANS THE BOWERY MISSION & KIDS WITH A PROMISE PROGRAM The Bowery Mission has been serving homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879 and in 1894 started the Kids With A Promise program to help at-risk youth escape the pitfalls that spending idle Summer days in the Lower Eastside Tenements created. On today's program, James Macklin, Director of Outreach, talks about the changing face of the homeless in New York City; about the programs currently available to help...
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Nov 19, 2010 Initiative Radio
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JANE MROSKO TRAVELERS AID INTERNATIONAL John F. Kennedy International Airport, NYC JANE MROSKO, Program Manager of the Travelers Aid International initiative at JFK Airport, sits down with Angela McKenzie during this holiday season to share the details of this reputable but somewhat unknown organization, and to inform listeners of its' mission to help and support travelers so that they will experience safe and pleasant passage. Travelers Aid International can be found in transportation centers...
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Nov 14, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ROBERTO "PLENA" IRIZARRY NUYORICAN POET Leaving Ponce, Puerto Rico at the age of four, Roberto "Plena" Irizarry moved to the Bronx to encounter a new life. He is a follower and proud member of the Nuyorican movement, which emerged on the street by Puerto Ricans who needed a new form of self-government and new communication techniques that the police couldn't decipher, to share experiences of the pain, horror, and struggle of destitution surrounding them. It has since evolved...
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Oct 23, 2010 Initiative Radio
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TOM BOYD & ANN STERNBERG Rock 'n Roots SPIRIT It's not about denominations. It's not about dogma. It's about SPIRIT on this classic edition of RocknRoots. The power of Wilson Pickett. . .the wonderful burnished sound of the Zion Harmonizers. . .John Coltrane. . .Five Blind Boys. . .and many, many others. The music rings true and clean and organic - one way to go forward in search of the things that unite us, not divide us. And stay to the end for Aaron Neville and Johnny Adams!
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Oct 22, 2010 Initiative Radio
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SARGEANT RICARDO ROSADO United States Marine Corps Marine Toys for Tots Foundation This week Angela McKenzie speaks with Sgt. Ricardo Rosado, an active duty Marine for seven years, as he explains his role in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and its' Marine Toys for Tots initiatives during the holiday season. Toys for Tots was founded by Colonel William Hendricks and his wife Diane, when they realized there was no charitable organization in existence that gave toys to needy children. Ever...
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Oct 21, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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LEONARD CASSARA PSYCHIC/INTUITIVE Association for Research & Enlightenment (NYC) Edgar Cayce Health and Wellness Center In this episode of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie sits down with Leonard Cassara to discuss his involvement with the Association for Research and Enlightenment and the great influence that the founder and spiritual leader, Edgar Cayce, had on him. Edgar Cayce, known as the father of holistic medicine for some, used psychic abilities to help himself and others become...
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Oct 7, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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DAHLIA GOLDENBERG HUAIROU COMMISSION The Huairou Commission is an organization that is comprised of a global coalition of networks, institutions and individual professionals that links grassroots women's community development organizations and partners. The networks seeks access to resources, information sharing and political space and at the same time it links dvelopment professionals to on-the-ground practice. On this edition of Initiative Radio DAHLIA GOLDENBERG, Huairou's Member Organizer...
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Sep 28, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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Listen to excerpts of the syndicated radio program INITIATIVE RADIO WITH ANGELA MCKENZIE - FOOD FOR THE MIND AND MUSIC FOR THE SOUL Featured guests are as follows: * RICHARD FLETCHER, Past Grand Master & Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of North America * VANESSA SATTEN, Editor-in-chief of Hip-Hop music publication XXL Magazine * WILLIE O'REE, first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins 1957) * OUREYE SAL, Senegalese, former Female Genital Cutter *...
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Sep 26, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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ROCK 'N ROOTS SPIES Who's watching? What are they looking for? What do we do to protect ourselves? Timeless questions, set to music on this edition of RocknRoots. Songs about secrets and spies from David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Maurice John Vaughn, Joshua Redmond, Dorothy Love Coates, and many more. And a powerful reading of Richard Thompson's classic "Shoot Out the Lights" by X, the influential Los Angeles punkmasters. (just for fun, a Tom Waits song that's impossible to decipher)....
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Sep 26, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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Listen to excerpts of the syndicated radio program INITIATIVE RADIO WITH ANGELA MCKENZIE - FOOD FOR THE MIND AND MUSIC FOR THE SOUL Featured guests are as follows: * RICHARD FLETCHER, Past Grand Master & Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Associaion of North America * VANESSA SATTEN, Editor-in-chief of Hip-Hop music publication XXL Magazine * WILLIE O'REE, first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins 1957) * OUREYE SAL, Senegalese, former Female Genital Cutter *...
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Sep 18, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ARUNDHATI ROY is quite possibly the most famous Indian after the Mahatma Gandhi, to fearlessly speak out about political, social and economic injustices inflicted upon India's poor. Today's edition of Initiative Radio airs the question and answer portion of Roy's 2010 San Francisco appearance in support of Kashmir and the Indian under-class, who according to Roy are facing a sort of "gentle genocide" under questionable policies and the guns of corporate sponsored politicians and their...
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Sep 18, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ARUNDHATI ROY is an Indian woman who not only talks the talk but also walks the walk of activism for social justice and economic equality in her beloved India. This edition of Initiative Radio airs the audio content of Roy's 2010 appearance in San Francisco, to show her support for the plight of Kashmir's people who've been stuck in a political no-man's-land since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Roy also gives an account of how India's ascension to the rank of capitalist contender,...
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Sep 15, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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2010 SALUTE TO THE MAHATMA GANDHI ON INITIAIVE RADIO One sure sign that a new season of Initiative Radio is underway, is the annual tribute to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi. In this edition of the show, Gandhi's life is documented from his days as a child groom and mediocre student, to early adulthood when soft-spoken Gandhi set sail for Great Britain, where he studied law and joined a group of noteworthy intellectuals. After Britain he returned home but found...
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Sep 13, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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DAHLIA GOLDENBERG HUAIROU COMMISSION The Huairou Commission is an organization that is comprised of a global coalition of networks, institutions and individual professionals that links grassroots women's community development organizations and partners. The networks seeks access to resources, information sharing and political space and at the same time it links dvelopment professionals to on-the-ground practice. On this edition of Initiative Radio DAHLIA GOLDENBERG, Huairou's Member Organizer...
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Aug 28, 2010 Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie
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MR. RICHARD FLETCHER, PGM Executive Secretary of The Masonic Service Association NA Anti-Masonic hype is alive on the internet and continues to target successful pop music stars like Jay-Z, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, by accusing them of serving a Masonic/Satanic master through their song lyrics and the images in their music videos. To get to the bottom of what the Freemasons are about, Angela McKenzie sits down with venerable Freemason Richard Fletcher, to learn about the origins and evolution of...
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Aug 28, 2010 Initiative Radio
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SEASON 3 MIXTAPE Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie Angela McKenzie looks back fondly on some of her interviews from Initiative Radio's third season. Tune in to hear excerpts from her conversation with Mr. Rinchen Dharlo, President of the Tibet fund whose mission under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is to work for the preservation of the distinct culture and national identity of the Tibetan people. Then atheist and activist Sunsara Taylor, Reverend Billy leader of the Church of...
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Jul 29, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Music of New York Part 2 Rock 'n Roots Edition As Initiative Radio closes out its' third season, guest hosts Tom Boyd and Ann Sternberg present a two part salute to Initiative Radio's and Rock 'n Roots' hometown of New York City. In classic Rock 'n Roots style, listeners will be treated to a few decades worth of music made famous by artists who came to the Big Apple to secure their place in musical history.
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Jul 29, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Music of New York Part 1 Rock 'n Roots Edition As Initiative Radio closes out its' third season, guest hosts Tom Boyd and Ann Sternberg present a two part salute to Initiative Radio's and Rock 'n Roots' hometown of New York City. In classic Rock 'n Roots style, listeners will be treated to a few decades worth of music made famous by artists who came to the Big Apple to secure their place in musical history.
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Jul 23, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ANTHONY PAPA Drug Policy Alliance This week Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie takes another look at how the complexities associated with Prohibition have resurfaced in twenty-first century America, in the form of Nelson Rockefeller's draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws. Angela visits the offices of the Drug Policy Alliance to speak with Anthony Papa - an artist, writer, noted advocate against the War on Drugs and Co-founder of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared. His opinion pieces about...
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Jul 23, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ROBERT CORDERO Executive Director, CitiWide Harm Reduction CitiWide Harm Reduction is an organization that is committed to improving the health and social and economic status of active drug users who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in New York City. In a safe and supportive, non-judgmental, participant-led community, CitiWide offers a variety of outreach services and care to homeless and low-income drug users living with and at risk for HIV-AIDS. Encore number IR-10-36 Angela McKenzie...
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Jul 23, 2010 Initiative Radio
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Segment 1: Like many animal lovers, JESSE OLDHAM managed her first feral cat colony in her Brooklyn nighborhood independent of any formal training. Her passion for her hobby led her to become an ASPCA certified Trap Neuter Return (TNR) expert and to found the organization Slope Street Cats where she and other cat loving neighbors could organize their efforts. Jesse is currently the Senior Administrative Director of the ASPCA's...
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Jul 5, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Encore Broadcast From Slam to Hip-Hop, from performance poetry to spoken word, Bob Holman has been a central figure in the reemergence of poetry in American culture. The series he produced for PBS, the United States of Poetry, features over sixty poets including Derek Walcott, Rita Dove, Czeslaw Milosz, Lou Reed and former President Jimmy Carter, as well as rappers, cowboy poets, American Sign Language poets, and Slammers. In the 1990's he co-founded the record label Mouth Almighty/Mercury...
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Jun 25, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Under normal circumstances, ROCK 'N ROOTS doesn't promote color preference but on today's show it's black and blue all the way. Initiative Radio guest hosts Tom Boyd and Ann Sternberg spolight the songs of artists who pay homage to the colors black and blue through their lyrics and musical stylings.
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Jun 25, 2010 Initiative Radio
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BOB PARGAMENT is a Certified Hypnotist and the Founder of the Westchester Hypnosis Center in New York. He has helped many people to tap into their internal powers to achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in their personal lives, by using hypnosis to challenge issues such as smoking cessation, weight loss, fear melting, sports performance, intimacy enhancement, overcoming worry and guilt, deep relaxation and memory improvement among others. In this hour Bob sits down with Angela to help...
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Jun 14, 2010 Initiative Radio
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In the second season of Initiative Radio, Angela McKenzie aired a combination Black History Makers/Valentines Day special broadcast and long after its' airing, listeners still respond positively to that show. So with the help of Initiative Radio's resident poet RICHARD COOPER WILLIAMS, Emily Pike and Carl Murrell, this week Angela responds to listeners in kind, by programming a refreshing blend of love themed selections from Richard's book "From A Whisper to a Scream," with soulful...
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Jun 13, 2010 Initiative Radio
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CATHLEEN ANGELO is the Founder and key Missionary of the organization Fighting For Futures. She recently returned home from Cambodia in Southeast Asia where she was involved in a number of community initiatives such as providing children who had never before seen or held a camera, with photography classes; building toilets and showers for the community and making music with young musicians. Cathleen gives Angela an update of all her activities and also talks about the organization's forthcoming...
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May 17, 2010 Initiative Radio
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J.R. LAFONTAINE does not discount the possibility that her homosexuality might be hereditary - after all she bears a strong resemblance to her homosexual mother in features, mannerisms and lifestyle. In this hour, part-time New York City radio personality JR LaFontaine sits down with Angela McKenzie to share her life journey as part of the homosexual population. From self awareness to coming out to family and friends, to the joys and sorrows she experiences on a day-to-day basis being gay in a...
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May 17, 2010 Initiative Radio
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ROCK 'N ROOTS "TRUTH" Tom Boyd & Ann Sternberg Musicians from all over the map and all over the spectrum gather on this edition of RocknRoots to tell - the truth! There's electric blues from Joe Louis Walker, big band swing from Count Basie and Buddy Rich, the authentic and organic sound of Elizabeth Cotton, and a "smush" of Ray Charles, Otis Redding and the Nighthawks. Truth-telling from New Orleans master Eddie Bo, country legend George Jones - in true RocknRoots...
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May 3, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Joining Angela McKenzie in this hour are LAURA MACHO and WILLIAM HARLEY who are both funeral directors at Frank E. Campbell the Funeral Chapel for an in depth discussion about end of life care. Laura also serves as the home's public relations officer and today she speaks about the 24 hour Compassion Help Line that is available to families up to a year after their loved one has passed and also discusses some of Frank E. Campbell's corporate citizenship activities. William who is also a teacher...
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May 3, 2010 Initiative Radio
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JACK WALSH was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York and has made it his life's work to be a steward of the borough's musical and cultural landscape. For three decades now, Walsh has played a substantial role in producing the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts festival which is staged annually at the Prospect Park band shell. The festival brings top notch production standards and world class talent to Brooklynites and New York City visitors free of charge. The 2010 season will kick off in June...
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Apr 22, 2010 Initiative Radio
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TAJ WEEKES is a singer-songwriter who performs his craft in the Reggae music genre. He is the founder of the not-for-profit organization They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) which is dedicated to improving the lives of under-privileged, at-risk and orphaned children in the Caribbean through sport, enrichment, educational and wellness programs. Just ahead of his latest tour Taj talks to Angela McKenzie about how his musical journey is helping to change the perception that great Reggae music can only...
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Apr 22, 2010 Initiative Radio
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HUDIE LEDBETTER aka LED BELLY Hudie Ledbetter was one of the giants of early American music. He was also a pawn in the game of "discovering our roots," brought to New York by the Alan and John Lomax and dressed in prison garb to capture the public's attention. Truth be told, Lead Belly earned the prison stripes - he did hard time at Angola. This RocknRoots edition of Initiative Radio tells the Lead Belly story through his own music, and through influences (Bessie Smith, Alberta...
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Apr 9, 2010 Initiative Radio
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VANESSA SATTEN rates her looks outside of the traditional beauty standard set by the Hip-Hop music establishment and believes that by virtue of this, it's easier for her to navigate an arena that's dominated by swaggering young men in their prime, who court the industry's celebrated eye candy girls. Maybe she's on to something because Satten has become one of Hip-Hop's most influential women by circumventing the party girl scene and earnestly working her way through the ranks of XXL magazine,...
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Apr 7, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Jen Marden is a New York City socialite who is using her substantial Rolodex to bring heavy foot traffic to charitable events, hosted by her company Jen Marden Charity Event Consulting. On today's edition of Initiative Radio, Angela speaks with Jen about her brief and horrific stint as a reality television starlet and about how growing up in a very privileged and sometimes pretentious environment inspired her to devote her professional life to raising awareness and funds for non-profit...
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Mar 29, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Joe Revitte is a self-described, frustrated movie producer, who was stuck in development hell preparing to make pictures that would never be. So to quench his desire to fully materialize a motion picture project, he looked around his Brooklyn, New York neighborhood for inspiration. The inspiration came in the the form of the local, shared transportation service called the Dollar Van ride, so along with his wife and business partners, Revitte developed the reality based music video format he...
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Mar 18, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Cathleen Angelo, Impresaria & Philanthropist (eleven2eleven, inc.) Today's show is the first of a two-part salute to New York City venues and promoters who ensure that live music remains a vibrant part of NYC's cultural landscape. In the spirit of "ladies first" Angela McKenzie features Cathleen Angelo, an energetic, young, promoter who enlivens a number of Brooklyn based night spots with the sounds of cutting edge musicians. Cathleen also lifts the spirits of children each year...
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Feb 27, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Joni Mitchell Singer, Songwriter, Painter, Guitar Legend and Outstanding Canadian Woman It was only a matter of time that Initiative Radio producer and host Angela McKenzie would find a reason to dedicate an entire edition of the program to her all time favorite artist Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell's music has personally inspired Angela and many of the musical selections she has chosen to accompany many editions of Initiative Radio. To close out Initiative Radio's month-long spotlight on...
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Feb 27, 2010 Initiative Radio
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Kayce Freed Jennings Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Senior Producer The Documentary Group Kayce Freed Jennings is co-founder of The Documentary Group. Previously she was Vice President of PJ Productions, where she was also senior producer on documentaries including State of the Union and Out of Control: AIDS in Black America, a recipient of the George S. Peabody Award. Kayce began her early career in the early 1980s at ABC News in London. It was there that she first worked with Tom...
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Feb 22, 2010 Initiative Radio
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The Sex Workers Project (Part 2. Women's History Month Spotlight) Today's program takes Angela McKenzie to the offices of The Sex Workers Project (SWP) an organization that uses human rights and harm reduction approaches, to protect and promote the rights of individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. Angela's first guest Sienna Baskin is a staff attorney at SWP who provides non-judgmental legal education, advice and representation...
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